Characters: Adventures of the Gummi Bears
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The Gummi Bears of Gummi Glen
The primary protagonists of the show, these six Gummis are the sole remaining descendants of those Gummis who volunteered to stay behind in Gummi Glen and maintain the warren in hopes that someday humans and Gummi Bears could live in peace.
- Blind Without 'Em: He sports a pair of glasses due to his poor vision.
- Cool Old Guy: He may be the oldest Gummi in the glen, but he's also brave, adventurous, and enjoys having fun, even showing a love of mischief with his spells.
- Disney Death: In "King Igthorn"
- Inept Mage: Most likely as a result of being self-taught and only having started his lessons at the beginning of the series. Not to mention his bad memory and mispronouncing words.
- Magic Librarian
- Malaproper: He has a tendency to muddle words, especially when excited or emotional.
- Nice Hat: It's not the iconic pointy hat, but it's still pretty snazzy.
- Playing with Fire: Uses his fire-lighting spell the most often, as it's the first one he memorized.
- The Smart Guy: He's the most "book smart" of the Gummis.
- Spoonerism: He does this unintentionally all the time, but it rarely forms actual words.
- Squishy Wizard: Because he's old and scholarly, he's not much of a fighter and tends to run out of energy fairly quickly in comparison to the other Gummis.
- Supernatural Is Purple: He's a wizard, and his colour scheme is purple.
- Why Did It Have To Be Heights?: He has a powerful phobia of heights, but he's capable of powering through it if
- You Gotta Have Purple Fur: Not so unusual for Gummi Bears, though.
Voiced by: Bill Scott (season 1), Corey Burton (seasons 2-6)
Surly, tough, stubborn, strong-headed, opinionated and practical, Gruffi's age may be indeterminate, but he's unquestionably the Team Dad of the Gummi Glen. Whilst Zummi worries about ancient Gummi Lore and Grammi keeps food on the table, he looks after the safety of his little family and is determined to keep them all alive.
- A Day in Her Apron: Did this with Grammi in "A Gummi's Work Is Never Done."
- Badbutt: Indisputably the toughest of the Gummis, but as this is a kid's show, he's completely family-friendly.
- Butt Monkey: Somewhat, most likely due to his gruff attitude.
- The Complainer Is Always Wrong: Subverted that his practical assessment of most situations is usually right and is respected in the colony for that perception.
- Deadpan Snarker: He's a bit more sarcastic than the other gummis.
- Grumpy Bear: Pun absolutely intended.
- Humans Are the Real Monsters: His attitude at first, more so than the other Gummis.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's, well, gruff, and unsocial, but has a good nature nonetheless. He just doesn't want to be seen as soft. for example, upon finding out Cavin survived being on Igthorn's runaway catapult; "He's all right! He's all right! (Catches himself) …For a human, that is…"
- Like an Old Married Couple: With Grammi. Reached its peak in "A Gummi's Work Is Never Done" where their complaints led to Swapped Roles Lucy and Ricky style.
- Meaningful Name: The gruffest of the Gummis.
- Napoleon Complex: "Is that a short joke?"
- Perpetual Frowner: Is almost always scowling, frowning, or otherwise looking angry.
- Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: With Grammi, and Gusto sometimes.
- Team Dad: Of the stern and protective variety but not immune to So Proud of You moments.
- Why Did It Have To Be Flying?: It seems it only shows up in "A Gummi in a Guilded Cage."
Voiced by: June Foray
One of only two female Gummis left in Gummi Glen, Grammi is the cool, patient counterpart to Gruffi's hotheaded aggressiveness. She alone holds the magical secrets of Gummiberry Juice. Her age is indeterminate; her name is a pun on "Grammy"note and one episode has her and Zummi reference about playing in Gummi Glen as children, but she doesn't look as old as Zummi does, and her interactions with Gruffi make it easy to see them as not just the figurative parents of "the cubs", but also their literal parents.
- Action Mom/Never Mess with Granny: She's basically the den mother of the Glen, but isn't afraid to mix it up.
- Apron Matron
- Cool Old Lady: Especially when compared to Gruffi.
- Deadpan Snarker: To Gruffi, anyways.
- Fiery Red Head: She's got red hair, and you don't want to get her mad!
- Kidnapped Scientist: Has been kidnapped by Igthorn at least 3 times with the goal of forcing her to make him Gummiberry Juice, as he's Dangerously Genre Savvy enough to remember she's the only one who knows the secret (although not to remember that she always finds a way to make the result literally blow up in his face).
- Mama Bear: Literally!
- Only Sane Woman
- Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: With Gruffi.
- Team Chef: Also a bit of a Lethal Chef, unfortunately for the others, although Tummi enjoys her cooking, at least.
- Team Mom
- Wide-Eyed Idealist: Her readiness to trust others gets the team in trouble in "Never Give A Gummi An Even Break."
- Women Are Wiser: She's the most sensible of the Gummis. In particular, if she's as old as Zummi, she's a lot more level-headed than he is.
Voiced by: Lorenzo Music
Tummi occupies a nebulous position in the Gummi Glen Gummis; clearly older than Sunni and Cubbi, he is still referred to as part of the "cubs" by Gruffi, Grammi and Zummi. A laidback layabout with a bottomless pit for a stomach, Tummi has little ambitions in life beyond lazing around and eating, but he's not afraid to throw his weight around for the good of his family when needed.
- Big Eater: And his appetite has actually been the focal point of some episodes.
- The Big Guy
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: He's laid back, but when pushed can be this.
- The Ditz: His focus on food tends to let certain things slip by him.
- Gentle Giant: Although he's only large compared to the other Gummi Glenn Gummis.
- Meaningful Name: Basically "Tummy" with an i, which he likes to keep full.
- Literal-Minded: In one episode, Gruffi asked for a hammer and that Tummi should step on it. Tummi stepped on the hammer.
- Nice Guy: Too much of a nice guy in one episode, as his inability to say no got him in a mess.
- Older Sidekick: To the Crimson Avenger.
- You Gotta Have Blue Fur
Voiced by: Katie Leigh
The only other female Gummi still residing in the Glen, Sunni is the "middle child" between Tummi and Cubbi. She has a naturally positive demeanor and upbeat manner, but occasionally gets caught up in flights of fantasy.
- Bratty Tweenage Daughter: A mild example at times.
- Cheerful Child/Genki Girl: She's very friendly and enthusiastic.
- The Chick: Though she can be an Action Girl when the occasion calls for it.
- Daddy's Girl: To Gruffi, to the point where he occasionally calls her "sweetie," something otherwise very out-of-character for him.
- Damsel in Distress: She's held prisoner by the Villain of the Week in "Gummi in a Gilded Cage".
- Interspecies Friendship: With Princess Calla, which leads to…
- Lethal Chef: During the episode where Grammi teaches her to make Gummiberry Juice, her first few tries result in a concoction so lethal, it's actually explosive!
- Meaningful Name: Both for her bright yellow fur and bright personality.
- Precocious Crush: For Gusto.
- Refusal of the Call: Is anything but pleased when Grammi chooses her to learn the Gummiberry Juice recipe.
Voiced by: Noelle North
Filled with the inexhaustible courage of the young, Cubbi is the youngest Gummi in the Glen, meaning that unless the Glen finds new Gummis, someday he'll be the Last of His Kind. Adventurous and outgoing, Cubbi yearns to be a Gummi Knight.
- Annoying Younger Sibling: Although they're not technically related, he acts like this to Sunni at times.
- Awesome Moment of Crowning
- Bratty Half-Pint: To Sunni most of the time.
- Cassandra Truth: His stories about the Crimson Avenger.
- Cheerful Child/Keet: Enjoys playing with Sunni and Tubbi, as well as pretending to be the medieval Super Hero the Crimson Avenger.
- Kid-Appeal Character: He's roughly the same age as the target audience, and in his relationships with the adult Gummis he has many of the same joys and problems that real children have.
- Meaningful Name: A play on "cub" since he's the youngest of the Glen Gummis.
- Not Now, Kiddo: The older Gummis often ignore Cubbi, even when they'd be better off listening to him, much to his chagrin.
- Real Knights Are Pink: A male character with pink fur.
- Tagalong Kid
- "Well Done, Son!" Guy: Really seems to value any word of praise he gets from Gruffi.
Voiced by: Rob PaulsenA Gummi discovered on a nearby island, left alone for most of his life, Gusto has gone rather...peculiar. Lost in his own world where he pursues his artistic desires, he remains aloof from the Gummis of the Glen, who accept that he's just too feral to really settle back in with them.
- Cloud Cuckoolander: He's lovably eccentric, especially when working on his art.
- Cool Pet: His toucan, Artie Deco.
- Deadpan Snarker: Not too much, but when it happens, you know.
- Hot-Blooded: He's excitable when inspiration strikes.
- Mad Artist: More eccentric than mad, though.
- Sixth Ranger: After his debut episode, he occasionally joins the Glen Gummis for an adventure.
- Snarky Non-Gummi Sidekick: Artie.
- Team Pet: Artie again.
- You Gotta Have Blue Fur
The Gummis' Human Friends
Voiced by: Christian Jacobs (Season 1), Brett Johnson (Season 2), David Faustino (Season 3), Jason Marsden (Season 4-5), R.J. Williams (Season 6)A squire from the nearby human kingdom of Castle Dunwyn, Cavin is the most loyal friend the Gummis have, constantly trying to juggle his duties as a squire and his need to help the Gummis out, all whilst preserving the secret of his friends.
- I Just Want to Be Badass: He aspires to be a knight someday.
- Demoted to Extra: With each passing season with Princess Calla becoming more dominant as a character.
- Secret Keeper: The first one.
- Ship Tease/Puppy Love: With Calla.
- The Squire
Voiced by: Noelle NorthPrincess of Castle Dunwyn.
- Ascended Extra: She was a fairly minor character for most of the earlier episodes, but once she discovers Gummi Bears and befriends Sunni, her role evolves into something more important.
- Badass Princess: Wants to be one. She's finally accepted as one in "Girl's Knight Out" when her father realizes that she doesn't need a protector.
- Braids of Action: Always wears her long, blonde hair in a single braid, which can easily be tucked out of the way if necessary or hidden if she's in disguise.
- Daddy's Girl: She's very close with her father, probably partly due to the fact that she has a Missing Mom.
- Everything's Better with Princesses: What did you expect in a Disney series?
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: She's blonde, and she's one of the nicest characters in the series.
- Royals Who Actually Do Something: Like protecting the Gummis from humans who would threaten or exploit them.
- Secret Keeper: Along with Cavin, she's one of the few humans who knows about the Gummis.
- Ship Tease/Puppy Love: With Cavin.
- Sweet Polly Oliver: Disguises herself as a boy in at least three episodes.
- Tomboy Princess/Rebellious Princess: She's not very interested in the traditional royal protocol.
Voiced by: Kath Soucie
- Alpha Bitch (first appearance) —> Lovable Alpha Bitch (second appearance, where she and Calla become friends)
- Betty and Veronica: She fits the trope as the Veronica to Calla's Betty during her first appearance, right down to the hair colors.
- Everything's Better with Princesses: Well, not in her first appearance, but in her second that changes.
- French Jerk: Both her and her father spoke with a French accent, although they both prove to be good people later on.
- Heel-Face Turn: Becomes one of Calla's friends after learning of the Gummi Bears' existence.
- Princesses Prefer Pink: Just look at her image and see her dress!
- Rich Bitch: A nastier version of a royal princess with an entitlement complex.
- The Rival: To Calla, although they both became friendly later on.
- Royal Brat: She starts off as a Spoiled Brat who complains, whines, and lies until she gets her way.
The Gummi Bears of Barbic Woods
A small clan of Gummi Bears who settled in the Barbic Woods, these Gummis have degenerated far more so than their counterparts in Gummi Glen, forgetting all aspects of Gummi magic and technology. All they retain is the knowledge that their kind were persecuted by humans, and a burning desire to make humanity pay for them. Even after the Gummi Glen Gummis show them the error of their ways, they prefer their more feral lifestyle, as they feel it makes them stronger and more capable than their ancestors were.
- Back for the Finale: Zummi calls for their aid in the series finale.
- Badass Normal: Have no interest in magic, preferring to rely on muscle and force. The current generation has never even heard of Gummiberry juice and doesn't think much of the stuff once they're introduced to it.
- Barbarian Tribe: Gruffi uses "barbarians" as an insult for them.
- Blood Knight: A point of pride for them, naturally.
- Fantastic Racism: They hold a grudge against humans for driving them from their home; when introduced, their goal is to find an ancient weapon that will allow them to "wipe out the entire human race."
- Meaningful Name: Their name sounds like "barbarian."
- My Species Doth Protest Too Much: Initially clash with the Glen Gummis due to their differing beliefs. They've long since abandoned the Great Gummis goal of living in peace with humans again and have instead declared war on all humankind.
- Noble Fugitive: Sought refuge in Ursalia after humans forced them out of Barbic Woods.
- Not in This for Your Revolution: Two of them return for the Final Battle only to help their fellow Gummis; they couldn't care less what happens to the humans of Dunwyn and only fight Igthorn because they know he's a threat to their people, as well.
- One Head Taller: They're about twice the height of the Glen Gummis; the height difference is most prominent between the two leaders, Ursa and Gruffi.
- Proud Warrior Race Guys: Their culture is far more geared toward battle and combat than the peaceful, scholarly Glen Gummis'.
- Sleeves Are For W Imps: Just about all of them dress this way.
- Action Girl: Even the Glen Gummis don't act like there's anything the least bit odd about this, implying Gummi culture in general is not patriarchal like contemporary human culture.
- Bears Are Tough: Tries to impress this view on Buddi in "The Rite Stuff" and holds herself to the same standards.
- Character Development: Her hatred for humans begins to soften in "The Rite Stuff" after she sees what Cavin's really like.
- Foil: To Gruffi. Her personality is very similar to his before his Character Development.
- Girly Bruiser: Has a very feminine design but can hold her own as well as the men of her tribe can.
- Jock Mom, Nerd Son: With the music-loving Buddi, whom she tries to convince to give up childish hobbies like playing the flute and learn to be more tough like a Barbic should be.
- Lady of War: A dignified, respected leader who loves a good fight.
- The Leader: Of the Barbic Gummis.
- Mama Bear: Literally — you don't need to know the meaning of her name to know you should not mess with her cub."Threaten our kids, will he?! Ooh, I'd like to blast that human!"
- Meaningful Name: A Gummi Bear whose name is Latin for "bear" — anyone surprised?
- Nobody Calls Me Chicken: How Gruffi gets her to go with him to investigate Ursalia's loss of water.Gruffi: What's the matter, Ursa? Afraid of the dark?Ursa: A Barbic's not afraid of anything!
- Not So Different: She and Gruffi may clash in almost every scene they're in, but their kids have noticed that it's actually because they're so much alike.
- Parental Substitute: Serves as Buddi's protective but stern and demanding father-figure. Yes, you read that right.
- Sink-or-Swim Mentor: Surprisingly subverted (in the completely correct use of the term) in "The Rite Stuff." Due to her attitude, when she and Buddi fall off a cliff during his training, you fully expect her to make him save himself. Instead, she catches him... and uses that make her point."See, everything's fine. But where would you be if I wasn't so tough?"
- The Smurfette Principle: Ironically, she's the only female Barbic we meet.
- So Proud of You: Towards Buddi at the end of "The Rite Stuff" after he and Cavin save the day.
- The Squadette: Possibly — she's the only female Barbic we ever see; hopefully, she's not the only one who survived whatever tragedy drove them to Ursalia.
- Strength Equals Worthiness: Firmly believes in this.
- Super Strength: Is able to pull a chain of six Gummis out of a crevice single-handedly.
- Tough Love: She's tough love incarnate, pushing her surrogate son Buddi to be tougher for his own good.
- Weapon of Choice: Starts with a sword; however, in her first appearance, she finds a spear in Ursalia's weapons vault, which she seems to prefer. Thereafter, she's never seen without either a spear in her hand, a sword on her hip, or both.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: In "Return to Ursalia," she's willing to use an ancient Gummi Weapon of Mass Destruction on Igthorn to protect her people.
- A Day in the Limelight: "True Gritty"
- Eyepatch of Power: Over his right eye, no explanation given.
- Fluffy Tamer: Rounds up the wild ramas in "True Gritty." Cubbi's surprised to see how gentle he is with them.
- Good Old Fisticuffs: Occasionally wields a fancy Gummi crossbow but otherwise goes weaponless, relying on his muscles alone.
- How Do I Shot Web?: He quickly loses control when he takes his first taste of Gummiberry juice and ends up bouncing randomly all over the place. No wonder he's not too keen to take it again.
- Muggles Do It Better: Considers magic and phlebotinum overrated."I don't need Gummiberry juice — I'm a Barbic!"
- My God, What Have I Done?: In "True Gritty," he releases a flock of sheep belonging to a group of harmless shepherds due to a get-them-before-they-get-us logic since he believes all humans are a threat. He comes to regret his actions later and gets them all their sheep back.
- Odd Name Out: Most Gummi names that follow this pattern (consonant sound—vowel sound—double-consonant—i) end in "i," but the show spells his name with a "y" at the end.
- A Day in the Limelight: "The Rite Stuff"
- Coming-of-Age Story: Has to undergo his "Test of Bearhood" (the Barbic coming-of-age ritual) in "The Rite Stuff."
- My Species Doth Protest Too Much: Doesn't find combat nearly as appealing as the rest of his tribe and would prefer to stay at home playing his flute than learn how to be as tough as Ursa.
- Odd Friendship: He and Sunni become close friends even while their tribes seem about to go to war.
- Warrior Musician: Can hold his own against attackers when those he loves are in danger but still prefers music as a hobby.
- "Well Done, Son!" Guy: Despite how different he is from Ursa, he still wants to beat Cavin in "The Rite Stuff" and prove to her that he is tough.
Duke Sigmund Igthorn
Voiced by: Michael RyeA powerful, intelligent, ruthless and ambitious Black Knight who yearns to depose the King of Dunwyn. Having accidentally discovered that Gummi Bears are not only real, but still exist, he's determined to exploit them to his own advantage, be it by forcing them to brew up gallons of Super Strength-bestowing Gummiberry Juice for his ogres or just capturing ancient Gummi technology/sorcery and using it as a Secret Weapon.
- Abhorrent Admirer: To Lady Bane, who's repulsed by his advances.
- Bad Boss: Often very callous towards his minions.
- Beard of Evil/Goatee Of Evil: It's part of his "evil knight" appearance.
- Big Bad: He's the main adversary of the Gummis and is constantly trying to obtain their Gummiberry Juice so he can use it to take over Dunwyn.
- Cain and Abel: His brother, Sir Victor, is a Knight in Shining Armor.
- Dangerously Genre Savvy: The Gummis soon learn that repeating tricks on him is a sucker's game since he is actually smart enough to learn from his mistakes.
- Embarrassing First Name: Doesn't like to be called "Dukie" or Sigmund.
- Faux Affably Evil: Often uses a polite facade when he's dealing with his enemies.
- Harmless Villain: Though he's frequently a Not-So-Harmless Villain.
- Older Hero vs. Younger Villain: Is obviously younger than his rival, that "old man" King Gregor.
- Politically Incorrect Villain: By modern standards — he believes women like Calla ought to Stay in the Kitchen, which certainly wouldn't have been an uncommon view in his day.
- Surrounded by Idiots: His ogre lackeys, with the possible exception of Toadwart, are collectively as smart as a bag of hammers.
- Twin Switch: Pulls this on his brother in "Trading Faces."
- Where Does He Get All Those Wonderful Toys?: Despite not being a wizard, an episode often starts with him pulling out some magical gadget or weapon (a body-swapping wand, a soul-stealing egg, a Love Potion, mind-controlling bagpipes) with little to no explanation of where or how he got it.
- Would Hurt a Child: Treats all his human and Gummi enemies the same, regardless of age or gender, and is actually fond of threatening the children to get to the adults.
Toadwart (a.k.a Toadie)
Voiced by: Bill Scott (Season 1), Corey Burton (Seasons 2-6)The smallest but smartest of the ogres serving Duke Igthorn, Toadwart is Igthorn's loyal retainer and lickspittle.
- Bumbling Sidekick: Has shades of this.
- Butt Monkey: Always the target for abuse, especially from Igthorn.
- The Chew Toy: It's easy to feel sorry for him, what with all the crap he takes.
- Meaningful Name: Toadie is so nicknamed because he is often sucking up to Igthorn.
- The Nicknamer: Persists in calling Igthorn "Dukie," and because he does it, so do the others.
- Shorter Means Smarter: At least, when leading the ogres. Also, his cousin Tadpole is even shorter than he is, but significantly smarter.
- Sycophantic Servant: Big time.
- Third-Person Person: Toadie occasionally refers to himself in the third person.
Voiced by: Will RyanHulking, powerful but stupid goblin-like creatures who loyally obey Duke Igthorn.
- Amazing Technicolor Population: The ogres are all different colors, ranging from green, yellow, red, orange, and purple.
- Dumb Muscle: Their lack of brain is a failing point.
- Hulk Speak: The ogres often use this whenever they speak.
- Mooks: They are the primary military force of Duke Igthorn.
- Took a Level in Badass: Inverted. In the early seasons, ogres possess Super Strength on their own; Igthorn merely wants to feed them all Gummiberry Juice because it makes them even stronger and would guarantee their victory. In later seasons, though, they're depicted as little better than ordinary humans in terms of power, and drastically inferior in terms of brains.
- You No Take Candle: Also part of the ogres' speech patterns.